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How to Add Contacts in Outlook

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In People and Outlook Office 365, it’s simple to save contact information and build your contact database.

Users are able to access and store all contacts in the People tab of Office 365. You can create contacts and save contact information straight from your Inbox with Outlook integrations. Also, to make communication easier with multiple people, try creating contact groups and distribution lists.

In the first video, watch how to add a new contact, both from People and from an email in Inbox. You can follow similar steps like these to create new contacts in Outlook 2013 and 2016. See the video at the bottom of the post for a demo!

To add a new contact from the People tab:

  1. From the login screen, select the People tab.
  2. At the top of the screen, there is a New button.  By default, clicking this will open a new template for a new contact.
    • You also have the drop-down option here to create a new contact list, or a new group.
  3. Fill out the new contact information. Once complete, click Save.
  4. Now within your contact list, your new contact appears.

To add a new contact directly from Outlook on the Web:

  1. Open an email message with a new contact you’d like to add to your Contacts.
  2. Click the square icon to the left of your contact’s email address.
    • A menu will appear.
  3. Select Add on the right side of the menu.
    • A new contact template will appear with automatically populated fields.
    • Confirm that the contact template is filled out with all of the information you want to save.
  4. Click Save. Your new contact is now saved to your People!

To add a new contact from Outlook 2013 and 2016, follow the same steps above for Outlook on the Web. You can also reference the video below.

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